The City of Arlington is conducting a South Cooper Street Corridor Study to improve transportation, enhance economic development, and position Cooper Street to help connect and bolster the broader Arlington community. The study area includes a five-mile section of Cooper Street from UTA Boulevard to Bardin Road. Key elements of the study include analysis of existing conditions, development of a vision for the Corridor, and creation of an implementation plan to fulfill the vision.

The South Cooper Street Corridor Study began in February 2020 and was then temporarily put on hold due to COVID-19. The Study started again in August 2020. A Community Advisory Committee will meet regularly throughout the project to provide guidance. Public involvement will be continuous throughout the project, with various opportunities to provide input. The final draft plan is slated for completion and Council consideration in the spring of 2021. Stay tuned to this page for opportunities to be engaged in the planning process!


South Cooper Street Corridor Strategy

Click here to view the full draft Corridor Strategy document.


South Cooper Street Corridor Study Adoption Process

The South Cooper Street Corridor Study final document will be reviewed at public hearings by the City’s Planning and Zoning Commission and by City Council before a City Council vote regarding adoption of the Study document.

These public hearings and vote are scheduled as follows:

April 7, 2021: Planning and Zoning Commission Public Hearing
April 27, 2021: City Council Public Hearing
May 4, 2021: City Council Vote


Community Advisory Committee

A Committee of stakeholders along the Cooper Street Corridor will meet at key intervals during the planning process to provide input and guidance to the study. The Committee meeting dates are as follows:

  • September 9, 2020
  • October 14, 2020
  • December 16, 2020
  • February 10, 2021


Public Involvement Opportunities

Part of the robust public involvement of the South Cooper Street Corridor Study is a series of time periods when public input will be gathered on specific plan elements, including open public meetings that can be attended either in person or virtually. These public input periods are designed to share findings from the Study with the general public and gather feedback, although comments can be provided at any point during the Study process. The first Public Input Period will include a review of existing conditions in the study area and a variety of opportunities for the public to shape the vision for the future of Cooper Street. The second Public Input Period will allow input on the draft recommendations for achieving the established vision for Cooper Street. The third Public Input Period will provide opportunities for the public to review the draft plan and provide feedback before the plan’s formal adoption process.

The Public Input Period dates and locations are below. We hope you can help shape the South Cooper Street Corridor!

  • Public Input Period #1: October 6 – October 20, 2020
    • Public Meeting #1: October 8, 2020, from 6pm to 7:30pm
  • Public Input Period #2: December 8 – December 22
    • Public Meeting #2: December 10, 2020, from 6pm to 7:30pm
  • Public Input Period #3: February 9 – March 2, 2021
    • Public Meeting #3: February 25, 2021, from 6pm to 7:30pm

Request for Qualifications

View the Request for Qualifications and Addendum 1 (Due November 4, 2019).


Ann Foss, Ph.D., AICP | Principal Planner | 817-459-6678 |